Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Blue Dacnis ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint.  I love how her feathers are all fluffed up. 

The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreepy are found in Central and South America.  The male is mainly turquoise blue whereas the females and immature are mainly green with a blue head. They measure around 12.7 cm in length and weigh about 13 grams.

Blue Dacnis measures 2.5 x 3.5 inchs and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Dario Sanches for the reference photo.